Ranking the 5 highest-paid players in Ligue 1 currently (2022)

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The Ligue 1 is one of Europe’s top five domestic football leagues. However, compared to its four other counterparts, the French top flight is often derided as a ‘farmer’s league’, owing to its perceived lack of competitiveness.

Lille punctuated Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ‘s three-year Ligue 1 reign last season by beating the Parisians to the league title. However, after a summer of high-profile arrivals, PSG are on course to win their eighth league title in ten years. During this period, Monaco (2016-17) were the only other team to triumph in Ligue 1.

The French top flight has a lot of world-class players, who earn handsomely. On that note, here’s a look at five players with the most wages in Ligue 1 at the moment:


# 5 Marquinhos (six-time Ligue 1 winner) – € 288,461 per week

Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League

PSG captain Marquinhos set to renew contract for another two years at least. (TF1) bit.ly/3I2O5ec

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Except 2017-18, the Brazilian has netted three league goals in each of his last five French top-flight campaigns. With another league title almost a formality, Marquinhos will hope to lead PSG to their first-ever UEFA Champions League title this season.


# 4 Sergio Ramos – € 403,846 per week

Sergio Ramos (second right) moved to PSG last summer.

Sergio Ramos has agreed terms with PSG on a two-year deal, with a medical expected in the next few days reports @mohamedbouhafsi 🤝 https://t.co/72MEojkSgE

Ramos recently made his home debut for PSG, coming on as a second-half substitute in their 2-0 league win over State Brestois.

# 3 Kylian Mbappe (four-time Ligue 1 winner) – € 480,769 per week

Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League

🚨 | PSG tried to extend Kylian Mbappe for more than € 30-35m net salary, at least three times. @FabrizioRomano on @Twitch [🎖]

The young striker was subject to two humungous bids of € 160 million and € 200 million from the Spanish side which were rejected by the Parisian club.

With the striker seemingly unwilling to extend his stay in Paris, he is widely tipped to move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.


# 2 Neymar (three-time Ligue 1 winner) – € 707,692 per week

Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League

OFFICIAL: Neymar signs a contract extension with PSG until 2025. He’s staying in Paris 🇫🇷 https://t.co/3X3OLlxhoF

Despite his reported wages of over € 700,000 per week, the three-time Ligue 1 is yet to truly set the stage on fire.


# 1 Lionel Messi – € 803,846 per week

Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League

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